Friday, November 10, 2006

But Are They Painting The Passports Brown?

Oh, Calcutta!

Yes, you can re-enact a historical event *even before* it has occurred. Come on, you intrepid Pirate-Sons of Bengal, get your miniDVs out and put this sucka up on YouTube!

(link via Drudge)


Joy Forever said...

Wow! I don't know whether to laugh or to cry. They made a Jatra after Dhananjay's hanging as well. Probably this time they used that experience to make it faster, even before the hanging.

By the way, you have been tagged.

km said...

Joy: But it's no different from that film that made news recently for its depiction of the president's assasination. I applaud the Jatra performers and writers for dealing with contemporary issues.

Btw, I responded to the exact same tag a few days ago :)

MockTurtle said...

You can count on us Bongs for leading the way when it comes to contemporary social commentary. We're so cutting edge that we get a little ahead of ourselves at times.

Joy Forever said...

Uh... it's OK then. Must have missed it as I was on vacation and out of the Blogosphere at that time.:)

As for the Jatras, they do depict contemporary issues. However, for obvious reasons, they often tend to distort the reality. Like in Dhananjay's case they made it into a romantic love story with a heroine and all. Ordinarily that isn't bad (think of the movie Titanic) but when it starts distorting the reality then it becomes ridiculous.

Szerelem said...

Cutting edge, no?

km said...

szerelem: totally. bleeding edge.

mrjumbo said...

Excellent, exquisite triple reference! I went out looking for a lyric and never came back.

Expecting Rain,